Cavities are among the main dental complications reported today that can lead to further complications if not properly managed. Generally, holes are filled with fillings to preserve your teeth and avoid more severe complications. Technological advancements have led to more filling materials being available, including resin. The resin fillings Bala Cynwyd specialists can evaluate your needs and help you determine the best material for you. Although all filing materials can fill up the cavities, some, like resin, come with added advantages. Resin fillings can benefit you in the following ways.
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Less Drilling Will be Required
Some fillings, like amalgam fillings, require the decaying part of your teeth to be removed alongside a significant section of your natural teeth. This can cause overall teeth weakness leaving your teeth vulnerable to other complications. However, resin fillings only require less drilling, and not as many of your teeth are removed. Additionally, the material bonds naturally with the natural teeth, producing more robust teeth. One of the main benefits you can not enjoy with other filling materials.
Resin fillings bond with your natural teeth better than other filling materials. The material comes in two types, overlays, and onlays, all crafted in the lab. Your doctor will prepare your teeth once they get the material and apply a bonding agent to the tooth. The onlays will be inserted in the tooth, which bonds and hardens with your teeth to provide extra strength. This improves the functionality of your teeth and allows you to eat most of your favorite foods afterward.
It Will Harden Fast
Resin filling material is known to harden quickly after it is placed on the teeth. Your provider will use special light on the material once placed on the tooth, and the bonding material hardens within less time. In most cases, the material will be cured and set within a minute or less. This shortens your overall treatment time, and you will return to quality time.
You Can Also Fix Cracks and Chips
Resin filling materials are not used for cavities alone. They can manage other dental complications like cracked or chipped teeth. Remember that they have a tooth-colored appearance and a quick bonding ability making them suitable for repairing cracks and chips on your teeth. Additionally, composite resin material can be used to make veneers and manage complications like teeth discoloration and permanent staining.
Leads to Few Chances of Sensitivity
Most people who have used resin filling material have expressed less tooth sensitivity than those who used amalgam filling material. Resin is designed to insulate the tooth against hot and cold temperatures hence fewer chances of experiencing sensitivity. However, it is normal to experience mild tooth sensitivity, especially immediately after filling insertion.
Repair is Possible
The filling is not permanent. But with resin, you get to enjoy long-term benefits. When the fillings become accidentally damaged by teeth grinding or excessive chewing, your doctor can repair them. Anytime your fillings start to degrade, reach out to your doctor for repair. Therefore, you will keep on enjoying the filling benefits a bit longer than with other materials that might not be repairable when they degrade.
If you are considering filing your cavities, you have to choose the best filling material for you. Resin is an incredible choice, but you want to ensure it is the right choice for you. Get in touch with the specialists at Oasis Dental for more information.